Studio Fitness with Holly – Part One

I can’t quite remember how long I’ve known Holly but it must be at least 15 years. Holly used to come into the camera store I worked at with her older sister who was into photography. I think Holly was about 18 at the time and her sister Charmaine used to practice her portrait photography using Holly as her model. Some time later I also did an outdoor portrait shoot with Holly. 

Many years later in 2012, I did a studio shoot with Holly, Charmaine and the youngest sister, Megan (photo bellow). There is definitely some good genes in this family because they are all stunning. Since that shoot in 2012 I’ve also done a couple of shoots with Megan, one of which you can see here. 

Fast forward to April 2017 and after seeing Holly’s progress with her fitness goals via her Instagram posts, I asked her if she would like to do a studio fitness shoot with a combination of clothed and artistic nude styles. Obviously, she said yes! 

This is first of three BTS videos of what we shot that day. Using a punching bag as a prop, we shot a kind of 1980’s inspired b&w set, starting fully clothed and finishing with some topless shots focusing on Holly’s back. 

The lighting I used for this set was three Elinchrom ELC 500 flash heads. Two, with Elinchrom 50x130cm strip soft boxes and grids, were used as rim lights. These were placed behind Holly on either side. 

The third ELC 500 was used as the main light on Holly. I used an X-Lite 70cm soft beauty dish with grid attached to create a soft pool of light on her face and upper body. 

Images were captured on the Fuji X-T2 with the Fuji XF50-140mm f2.8

Part Two and Three featuring the artistic nude videos and photo galleries are accessible in the Members Training area. 

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